Author Topic: The "Current on River" rehabilitation project (River St and E. Camden) photos  (Read 661 times)

Offline BLeafe

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I think I spent the majority of last week editing a couple hundred photos from 4 Hackensack rehab projects that I shot from home (plus a visit to each). It's too unwieldy to keep all these ongoing projects in one thread, so I'm gonna have to give each project its own thread (there is a small previous thread that contains all 4 projects).

After looking at a giant hole on the site of the old Oritani Field Club for the last 9 months, verticality has finally arrived! Different shapes of concrete slabs have been carried through the air by the giant crane and put together up to the 4th or 5th floors. Various sights that I've taken for granted over the last 3 decades are starting to disappear behind them. As of last Wednesday, I can no longer see the red "Bowler City " name over the entrance and traffic on Rt 80 over the river could be the next viewable scene to go.

There are 20 pictures to post now and others will be added as necessary. Dates are under each photo.


1. Last week was pretty cloudy, making the available light situation not so great, so a camera was on a tripod at all times when I shot from my living room, but this first shot with NYC in the background at sunset was one of the better ones.

2. I have no idea what this crane(?) did, but I knew I should get a shot of it while it was fully-extended upward for a short time. It was really puny next to the monster crane.

3. This was my last view of the Bowler City name above the entrance.

4. Later (double-pic), when this piece was installed, that view was gone.

5,6,7.  Two more pieces head for installation (6 and 7 are the same piece).

8. When the sky brightened slightly last Thursday, I headed on over to the site.

9. Earlier at home, I had heard air horns that I thought were coming from the much-nearer Middle School, but when I got to the site, I heard them WAY louder and saw two of them on the ledge of the top floor. A worker told me that they were sounded as a warning when the crane was about to move a large piece.

10. The aforementioned "large piece"...........

11. After I moved from the E. Berry St side to the River St side, I took this picture of what I think was that same large piece.

12,13. About a minute-and-a-half later, River St traffic was stopped so that this rather large delivery could be backed onto the site.

14. Still on River St..............

Staying sequential.

15. Stitch1 (shrunk down - no scrolling needed)

(Stitch2 was dumped)

16. Stitch3 (E. Camden St side - best stitch of the day - scrolling needed)

17. Stitch4 (E. Camden St side - worst stitch of the day [telephone wires dont connect] - scrolling needed)

18. Remember the view from Moore St looking north towards the Oritani Field Club? This is what it looked like last Thursday.

19. Theres a driveway that separates the site from the couple of stores on E. Camden that go up to Main St. This is the inside of the first store next to the driveway. Maybe I should open up a pictures of your building being built shop there for all the future CurRiv tenants to buy prints from (Im told they make great holiday gifts!).

20. and as the sun began to set a couple of hours later.


Will post the other projects as soon as I can.


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Stairway to..................Route 80?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 12:00:13 AM »
I've been trying to get this shot for a while.............


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 Didn't Led Zeppelin write a song about this?

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Perhaps you are confusing this photo with Neil Sedaka singing Stairway To Heaven.

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Re: Stairway to..................Route 80?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 11:31:10 AM »
Wrong highway..........let me clear that up for you. I believe you're thinking of Zep's big hit "Route 66" that came out - coincidentally - in 1966 before they became a group. The best version - IMHO - of this Chuck Berry-written song was on the Rolling Stones debut album 2 years earlier.

On another note, someone once suggested that you should believe only half of what you read.


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